SmartBrief Originals Insights, analysis and best practices.
Stand up for women -- the most undervalued and overlooked leaders

What great talent are you and your organization overlooking? Do better by the women in your organization.

How ghost kitchens are changing the restaurant industry

Ghost kitchens are changing the way restaurant operators and chefs do business. Is the trend here to stay?

Editor’s take – health care and life sciences. Vaping-linked illness, affordability and Medicare for All

A worrisome spate of illnesses tied to vaping, continued emphasis on health care costs (and drug prices in particular), and Medicare for All were top of mind in Q3.

3  things retail brands can learn from China about winning in a competitive market

If you think the US retail market is competitive, take a look at China. Sam Sterling and Allen Adamson offer lessons retailers in America and elsewhere can learn from their top Chinese counterparts.

Transforming entitlement into duty (and inspiration)

How can we avoid feeling a sense of entitlement as leaders and coaches?

Top 10: Breakfast at Wendy’s, simplicity at ALDI and a slew of snack stories

Wendy's optimism about its planned national breakfast menu launch caught readers' attention.

Leadership for good

The Business Roundtable isn't the first to look for purpose beyond profits. Some companies are already doing this.

The imperative of integration

Three ways to make the most of integration opportunities and lead to meaningful outcomes

Firefox nudges advertisers toward cookie alternative

Marketers are grappling with Firefox's move to block third-party trackers by default. What does this mean for cookies and the future of digital advertisers?

CHRO as an adviser to the C-suite

CHROs can be advisers to the CEO and other C-suite titles. Here is some advice on how.

Take these trends out to the ball game

Sports stadiums across the country are getting creative to expand their appeal and get fans off the couch and into the stands.

Getting ahead in the retail content game: A conversation with a SmartBrief publisher

Ahead of the report, Dena Malouf, SmartBrief’s group publisher for retail, sat down to talk about the importance of content strategy for customer engagement.

How rejection can drive success

Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran calls rejection the “lucky charm” that fueled her success. Here’s how she did it.

The most important thing no one ever taught you

Do you know yourself? If you don't take time to disconnect and reflect, you won't reach your potential.

Practicing the no-surprises rule

Surprises aren't fun at work. Here are some lessons learned.